Wonder what all the ruckus is about when it comes to the Honda Ruckus? There are probably some folks (like those born into royalty) that will never get it. But for the rest of us, the Ruckus is a breath of fresh air—a rugged, minimalist scooter that you don’t have to polish like grandma’s silver, and that doesn’t need a staff of servants to keep it running. Best of all, you don’t need a trust fund to afford one, either.
It all starts with the Ruckus’ tough, tubular frame. Minimal bodywork equals minimal hassles. Then there’s the Ruckus’ dependable 49 cc Honda engine. Plenty of power, and you just push a button to get it started. There’s no hassle with shifting, either; the Ruckus uses a Honda V-matic® automatic transmission. Brush your teeth, grab your daypack or messenger bag, and you’re on your way—while your friends are still waiting for the bus or some rideshare driver.
Maybe it’s nice to live on an estate out in the English countryside. But for real-world transportation, we’ll take a Honda Ruckus every time.
ELECTRIC START: Turn the key, press the button and go. Getting started on the Ruckus is that simple. An electric choke makes getting started in cold weather a snap, too.
MAKE YOUR OWN STYLE: What you see is what you get. With its minimal bodywork and rugged overall style, nothing on two wheels (or four) looks like a Ruckus.
LIQUID-COOLED ENGINE: The Ruckus’ liquid-cooled engine offers exactly what you'd expect from a Honda: power, reliability and great fuel economy.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: One-speed automatic transmission means no shifting ever—not even into park or neutral.
Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
||Red / White
||Front & Rear - Drum
Front - 120/90-10
Rear - 130/90-10
||Curb - 194 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel - ready to ride.)
Engine & Drivetrain
|Bore x Stroke
||37.8 x 44 mm
||11.9 : 1
||18 mm CV carburetor with automatic choke
||Automatic V-Matic belt drive
Front - Twin-downtube fork 1.9 in. travel
Rear - Single shock 2.6 in. travel
White / Red
||One year transferable, unlimited-mileage, limited warranty
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227. Ruckus is a registered trademark of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.